CIO Speaker’s Café

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16:00 - 21:00


Kasteel Sint-Michiels, Sint-Katelijne-Waver

16.00 Welcome & Registration

16.30 Introduction and 2023 program overview by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum and Corporate IT director at Ardena

16.50 State of the Union 2023 by Peter Vermeylen

17.00 From scrap company to leader in the circular economy by Steve Decroubele, Head of IT

With a turnover of €750 mio, Galloo is one of the most important recycling companies for ferrous and non-ferrous metals in Western Europe and was founded in 1939 in Menen, Belgium. With branches in Belgium, France and Zeeland, the group is strongly anchored in this region. Goal is to strive for a 100% recycling of our materials, thanks to a continuous investment in new recycling technologies.

17.35 Break with introduction of new members and partners

18.00 Komatsu, how a manufacturer of “Yellow Metal” became a cloud provider by Chris Borremans, Komatsu General Manager European ICT

Komatsu, a (global) manufacturer of (mainly) construction, mining, utility and forestry equipment was founded in the city of Komatsu (Japan) in 1921 by Meitaro Takeuchi as a subsidiary of Takeuchi Mining industry. Since then it has grown to become a company with about 60.000 employees and a projected turnover of more than 21 Billion €. Komatsu’s European head office was established in 1967 and is currently located in Vilvoorde, Belgium; offering shelter to it’s European ICT organization lead by Chris Borremans since 1991.

18.45 Close by Peter Vermeylen

19.00 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

21.00 End of Event


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